Don Bradman Cricket 17 has all the hallmarks of a game that could become the best cricket sim on the market. That includes a better batting system, new stadiums and teams, a custom player creation mode and women’s team support.
Like last year, Don Bradman Cricket 17 has a robust tutorial that does a superb job of helping newcomers learn the nuances of batting, bowling and fielding. Plus, players can practice with a variety of helpful mini-games.
Don Bradman Cricket 17 builds on a strong foundation to provide video gaming’s best crack at emulating a complex and (for the gaming mainstream) niche sport. We give it an 8/10, but in cricketing terms, it’s a well-played four.
Don Bradman 17 is a comprehensive cricket simulator that combines challenging gameplay with the best batting, bowling and fielding experiences available in any cricket game. Bat like a pro with the new helicopter, reverse sweep and scoop shots; stump your opponent with fast deliveries including off-cutters, spins, cross-seam or leg-cutters; enhanced fielding includes a reflex catching system, slides and relay throws.
Don Bradman Cricket 17 features a robust tutorial that helps newcomers to the series get accustomed to the basics of batting, bowling and fielding. It also offers basic feedback cues that can be used to adjust timing on your shots or how you bowl.
Don Bradman Cricket 17 is one of the best-looking sports titles to hit the shelves. It might not be up to the standards of the next-gen consoles, but that’s more than made up for by a huge depth of gameplay and a wide range of options when it comes to batting or bowling.
Big Ant Studios produced a stunning simulation of Cricket with Don Bradman Cricket 14, and the sequel is no different. Yes, the graphics might be rough and the commentary a little off-colour but these issues are all easily overlooked once you get stuck into the game’s impressively detailed and complex bowling and batting systems.
Cricket has long been a difficult sport to get right in video games. While there’s always been some decent cricket simulations out there, they have generally suffered from bowling and batting that were too arcadey and unrepresentative.
Don Bradman Cricket 17 fixes those problems and more, delivering a genuinely challenging cricketing experience that is as good at emulating the game’s fundamentals as it is fun to play. It also has a much deeper career mode and a comprehensive creation suite that makes it the best Cricket game on the market.
In the career mode, players can take on the role of a rookie cricketer or a seasoned professional who competes from domestic leagues to the highest tiers of the sport. Teams are dynamic throughout the player’s career, with team members coming and going due to injuries, form slumps, retirements or debutants shaking up the status quo.
The game allows players to customize everything from their player’s hairstyle and clothing to their team kits and stadiums. This gives the game a unique feel and helps players to tailor their gameplay experience to their own preferences.
The cricket game offers an amazing experience with its realistic visuals and advanced AI systems that allow you to challenge computer opponents in a variety of different game modes. Whether you want to bat like a pro or try your luck in a five-over game, Don Bradman Cricket 17 has something for everyone!
Don Bradman Cricket 17 has vast improvements over its predecessor, including new batting and bowling techniques. It also includes a “reflex catching system” that allows fielders to execute moves like slides, tap backs inside the boundaries, and relay throws.
The game also features a new lighting system and more life-like characters with realistic skin tones. This makes the game more realistic than ever before and is perfect for diehard fans of the sport.